Call for Applications: Capacity Building and Advocacy Grant Program for Sustainable Rural Development in the Western Balkans

Deadline: 17 December 2017

Network for Rural Development of Serbia, on behalf of consortium of partners: Development Foundation of Turkey, Turkey; Network For Rural Development of Montenegro; Network for Rural Development of Macedonia; Network for Rural Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Institue for Democacy and Mediation, Albania; Network of Organisation for Rurad Development of Kosovo; Croatian Rural Development Network and Latvian Rural Forum, Latvia, has announced a Call for Applications for Capacity Building and Advocacy Grant Program for sustainable rural development in the Western Balkans.

The program aims to stimulate cooperation between national authorities and civil society to establish LEADER measures at national level or in IPARD II, and to support existing LAG initiatives and grass-root organizations active in rural development.

Activities under this Program are aimed at

  • Improving national dialogue about LEADER and Community Led Local Development (CLLD) with national authorities and civil society representatives;
  • Improving local dialogue about LEADER and CLLD between national authorities, local authorities and civil society, with the aim to promote the understanding of LEADER and CLLD in local communities in the Western Balkan countries and Turkey;
  • Supporting local or sub-regional initiatives to create Local Action Groups or local

Thematic Area

  • LEADER and CLLD approaches
  • Rural development
  • Sustainable management of Natural resources
  • Environment protection
  • Social economy
  • Innovation in socio-economic development
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Diversification of economic activities in rural areas

Funding Information

Civil Society Organizations with successful application will be granted with maximum 17.000 Euros per grant.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Organizations registered in the following seven countries will be eligible for financial support: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
    • Eligible organizations may be any of the following civil society organizations:
      • Legal persons,
      • Non-profit-making,
      • Civil society organization or representative network of CSOs working on one or more thematic areas of relevance to this Call for Proposals.
  • Applicants should:
    • Be active, verified by excerpt from national registry,
    • Maximal annual budget are equal or less than 17.000 EUR per applicant and each co-applicant in partnership, in last two years,
    • Have main field of work as rural development with a track record in sustainable development, and/or working on one or more thematic areas of relevance to this Call (proved by the Statute and list and summary of previous projects and activities).

How to Apply

Applications and all supporting documents must be sent at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Call for Applications.

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